The Pony Express

Downtown Stillwater businesses should appeal to all age groups

It is a relatively quiet day at Leo's. Downtown Stillwater customers dine and enjoy the peace and quiet.

Michael O'Gorman, Business Editor

December 3, 2018

Businesses in downtown Stillwater could grow their profits by appealing to all age demographics.  Downtown Stillwater businesses have a past of struggling to stay open.  Businesses such as Pub 112, Smalley's Caribbean Barbeque and Brines, all have recently closed.  In the future businesses can try to ...

History behind local family restaurant, community favorite

History behind local family restaurant, community favorite

Mariah Marsnik, Copy Editor

February 10, 2017

Cory Buettner is the owner of Leo's Grill & Malt shop, a restaurant downtown Stillwater on the corner of Main Street and Chestnut. His oldest son, Blue, a junior, has learned a lot from the way his dad runs the business and gives back to the community. Every Veterans Day, Cory serves free mea...

Construction impacts local businesses

Construction impacts local businesses

Evan Klein, Social Media Reporter

September 23, 2016

Earlier this year, the public found out that the new bridge spanning the Saint Croix River will not be completed until next fall. The delays certainly will not help traffic in downtown Stillwater, but it should give the city time to prepare for the change the new bridge will bring. By the end of construc...

Downtown restaurants never fail to impress

Downtown Stillwater offers tourists and residents a wide variety of choices when it comes to food. “I think Brine’s has the best burger downtown. Leo’s is good, too. There are so many places that serve them, it’s kind of hard to choose what I like most,” said junior Charlie Hagel.

Maddie Ek

May 4, 2014

With so many options and so much variety, deciding on a place to eat in Stillwater can be difficult.  There is everything from ice cream to sushi, and it is possible to get a burger just about anywhere. Some places are more popular than others, but some are even internationally famous.  Nelson’s...

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